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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78124 (Harlandale)
210 229 4770
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Ranked #4 of 201 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Missions, Historic Sites
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this... more » Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass. « less
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Used the B cycles to cycle here - not the best idea in the Texan heat - ended up getting the bus back !!! The mission itself is well preserved and is still used for Sunday services

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our family enjoyed the beautiful historical settings; mariachi masses; no crowds; great photo ops. We actually visited 3 missions along the mission trail. They were each unique in their own ways

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great mission to see in San Antonio. If you want a taste of the history of San Antonio and the mission era of South Texas this is a place you must go. A much better representation of missions and mission life than that Alamo (You should go there too, but it is different.) This give a better look at the... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took a tour bus out to visit this mission. It was a wonderful delight. Very informative and beautiful. I learned so much history from the visit to this mission. Would definitely visit it again.

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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The old mission and grounds are in excellent condition. The Mission (Church) is beautiful. The visitors center provides a wonderful historical movie and has a small but nice store for snacks and souvenirs.

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Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Impressive structures and full of history. Go here, it won't take long to get here from the riverwalk ( i think there may be a shuttle) and it's great for all ages. No charge and no commitment,,,If you want to walk around for 10 minutes or 2 hours, it's up to you which makes it a great place for families... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Short trip to mission- free parking and free admission- insteresting. Small gift shop. Go early in the morning and avoid the heat

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This mission is an absolute treasure. The grounds are fantastic. To walk around the interior grounds of the mission provides one a flashback to life in the 1800's. You can almost feel the presence of indians and other inhabitants of the mission, Then, when you enter the church, it is a surreal experience to be able to pray, meditate, and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's good to go there by morning because of the heat but overall my experience was great, nice place to take important pictures like weddings and sweet sixteen, very green and well kept, ideal for a nice sunday, and if you have small children bring a stroller, you will need it!

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've had several guests that visit and, of course, they want to see the Alamo. But, if you first do the missions loop and stop here to see the purpose of the missions, you have a better understanding of the history. The gristmill is fascinating and the church is serene. The guided tours are great, but it's also self-explanatory.

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